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Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Antonie Philips van Leeuwenhoek FRSˌɦuk]; 24 October 1632 – 26 August 1723) was a Dutch businessman and scientist in the Golden Age of Dutch science and technology. A largely self-taught man in science, he is commonly known as "the Father of Microbiology", and one of the first microscopists and microbiologists. Van Leeuwenhoek is best known for his pioneering work in microscopy and for his contributions toward the establishment of microbiology as a scientific... Read More

Born24 October 1632
Delft, Dutch Republic
Died26 August 1723 (aged 90)
Delft, Dutch Republic
NationalityDutch
FieldsMicroscopy
Microbiology

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